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Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate

By Emil ยท 38 replies
Feb 10, 2011
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  1. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 448   +31

    I do not hate people blinded by MS.First of all the OS is 10 years old but still millions use it.All offices/educational institutions here still run on xp then again if say upgrade then first they buy all machines that can afford to run win7 then you buy win7 & then you have to buy all the software again for win7 then a couple years later a new OS then the whole thing starts again so simply why bother to upgrade just wait till everything that runs on xp is obsolete then we upgrade what is wrong here, just because MS releases OS doesn't mean we have to buy it but when when they stop releasing stuff for the old OS its like forcing people to upgrade which MS is very good at. Then again you have linux which is free but cannot be operated by anyone especially those guyz who are first time PC users.
    MS just wants to make money thats all I don't see any significant or drastic improvement like from win98 to winxp that makes people really wanna upgrade, you can say technical stuff but still people just don't care.I never paid for any lousy MS stuff & i never will.
  2. "Hey Mizzou, do a google search on "windows activation headache" or similar. The only people it aggravates and annoys are legitimate users."

    Funny, I've installed hundreds of windows 7's and not had a single activation problem. Its a simple click when you're on the internet and you're done.

    Had a lot more issues with legit XPs and often had to call Microsoft on those.

    Get over XP already.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    It is not only MS but every tech company does that, yes it brings them lots of financial benefit; but the fact is technology is evolutionary whether you talk about hardware or software, hence the argument doesn't hold much ground.

    The only thing with which I would want is, each major OS upgrade must bring something compelling which improves overall user experience and performance without compromising on security/stability.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,033   +789

    No, Apple will just Sue the crap out of you if you try to use their OS with anything other than a Mac.
    I would say that is the most annoying activation headache in the world don't you think?
  5. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    If you're implying that I'm blinded by MS, then you're mistaken. I've owned and used both Microsoft and Apple products, and soon an Android tablet, but that's beside the point. People need to realize that technology moves at a rapid pace. Get used to it, and don't complain to MS/Apple/Google because they are trying to keep current with technology and fend off irrelevancy. If MS did anything wrong, it was not replacing XP sooner. They let the user base get so widespread that it took two OS releases to finally start shaking up the OS scene. Your assertion about buying PCs, then the OS, and then new software to run on it is complete garbage. If you buy a new PC, it will come with Windows 7, and almost every XP compatible software is also Windows 7 compatible, BUT even if it isn't, Windows 7 Ultimate has XP virtualization for compatibility with XP only software. And saying that MS just wants to make money is supremely hypocritical. So do you, and without making money, you, MS, and I have no reason for our vocations. The world can't wait for you to be ready to move on with life. Unlike your house, your car, or perhaps your underwear, computer technology changes every day. Stop complaining about things you apparently don't even purchase.

    P.S. Grammar is your friend. Learn it.
  6. MS just wants to make money thats all

    ... and all the while i thought MS was a not-for-profit organization...
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    How do they make money from IE9 when they are giving it away for free? Just like every one else.
  8. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I run XP SP3 and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on separate machines and I use them both regularly. On XP, I never miss IE9 because I run the latest versions of Chrome, Opera and Firefox. I only fire up IE8 when I need to check with Windows Update. On Windows 7, I'm going to give the IE9 RC a spin because for the first time in a long, long while, Microsoft has a browser that it can be proud of. By most accounts, it's stable, responsive, full-featured and most importantly, fast. It might not win the browser wars but it is right up there with the rest of the pack.
  9. All comments summarize to this:

    1. I hate people who hate people
    2. IE9 RC is great, although not as great as MS-DOS used to be
    3. Microsoft is evil who also happens to deliver one of the best products
    4. Don't bother answering, or I call your mom and tell her that you use your browser for porno websites.
    5. When life is unfair to you - it is a universal injustice, when to others - a reality show.

    In the meantime, I installed IE9 RC on my Win7 64-bit Ultimate, and I don't look back. For those who can't - get over it!
  10. In terms of ROI the Apple hardware\software combination trumps the Windows\Third-Party-Hardware quagmire easily.

    The POA (Price of Admission) can be lower for Windows based computing but the CAHOO (Cost and Headaches of Ownership) are often fantastically higher for so many reasons.

    Apple hardware can be sold up to 2 years later for only a 30% loss. With Winboxes you would be lucky to recoup 30% of the price you paid for it. This is a telling figure and even on its own makes going with Apple a better $. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

    Legacy is the only good reason to buy into a Windows box. If you are a techie\web-dev you'll get far more value out of Linux and if you are the average consumer then Apple will provide a much better experience and save you money (including in medical bills).

    This is why IE9 is of little value if it only runs on current Windows OS's.
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    "In terms of ROI the Apple hardware\software combination trumps the Windows\Third-Party-Hardware quagmire easily."

    That is one sweeping but utterly and stupendously wrong statement, stability wise I have never had any issues with any of the windows PC I've owned, and even when I had some issues I've been able to solve them most of the time. Now the only Mac (crap in those days) I used in late 80s was prone to so many 'unexplainable crashes' that it spent most of its 'warranty' period with the supplier. Although I do agree they have come a long way from those days.

    Over the years one thing which I have observed is that people who go for 'very cheap' parts are the one usually ending up having all sort of issues.
  12. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 826   +32

    I think part of Microsoft's reason for making IE9 only available on Win7 is to push companies to upgrade their computers to Win7 as most still hang on to XP. In the company my dad works for, they're just now upgrading certain computers to Win7. All the upper level guys and the guys who design and plan projects get Win7 computers. But everyone stays on XP because it costs the company too much money to buy Win7 machines for the entire company. Businesses are all about saving money. They may start upgrading when Win8 comes out, though they'll probably only upgrade to Win7 (the company my dad works at upgraded to Office 2007 almost as soon as 2010 hit the market, lol).
  13. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 524   +40

    Trolls deserve content? I think not.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    I wish i could run it on Windows XP Professional 64 bit

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